Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake – the most delicious giant chewy chocolate chip cookie! It tastes even better than the ones at the mall.
My sister-in-law turns 17 today and when it came time to make her cake, her mom suggested a cookie cake.
It came with my standard warning, “You know I’m not a cake decorator” but it ended up turning out so cute! And who knew that cookie cakes are so simple!
I used a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe for this, the one from the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip bags. I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually made the recipe (as cookies) but I was happy with how it turned out as a cake.
I had worried that the outside would brown a lot faster than the inside but it all seemed pretty even in the end. Just be careful because the cookie does expand – I would suggest using a pan with a higher rim than I did or you could probably refrigerate the dough in the pan for a little while to stop the spreading.
My favorite part of the cake was how easy it was to decorate! A few dots here, a few there, and it almost looked like the cookie cakes you buy at the mall!
I was actually shocked at how much I loved how it looked. And, of course, it was delicious!